MusicNL Week winners and highlights

MusicNL week is easily one of my favourite weeks of the entire year. Nothing warms your heart quite like being surrounded by some of the provinces best musicians for an entire week. This years awards and conference was held in Bonavista and by the sounds of all the attendees, they couldn’t of picked a better spot. I was only able to attend Friday nights showcases, which were incredible, and Saturdays industry brunch. 

Saturday’s Industry awards presented Adam Baxter with his 3rd win for Music Educator of the Year. Dean Stairs won Industry Professional of the Year and his company Citadel House won Outstanding Company of the Year. Graphic Artist of the Year went to Tara Thompson, hey that’s me! 

Repartee were the big winners of Sunday nights awards ceremony, with 4 wins including Albums of the Year, Group of the Year, Pop/Rock Recording of the Year and tying with Cabbages and Kings for Music Video of the Year (for Dukes and Earth respectively). Cabbages and Kings also took home Alternative Recoding of the Year while Duane Andrews picked up both Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year and Male Artist of the Year.

For a full list of winner, visit http://musicnlweek.ca/musicnl-awards-winners-announced/

We here at Canadian Beats would like to send out a huge congratulations to all the musicians and industry who took home awards, who were nominated, or who showcased throughout the week. Another huge congratulations go out to the staff and board of MusicNL for putting together yet another fantastic week. We can’t wait for next year.

Here’s a some photo highlights from Friday night at the Garrick Annex and the Lion’s Club.

Eddi Kenny

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Melanie O’Brien

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Quote The Raven

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Another North

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AE Bridger

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Land of the Lakes

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Long Distance Runners

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Waterfront Fire

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I’m Tara and I’m a graphic designer from Newfoundland. In 2004, I found out who Hedley were are they became my first favorite band and 11 years later they still have that top spot for me. I am very fortunate to live in a city where there is a ton of amazing musicians. I’ve grown very fond of the local music scene in St. John’s and some of my favorite bands are ones I’ve met through going to local shows.
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